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ISTANBUL GUIDE

 

DAY 1


Hagia Sophia
09.00 -10.30

Istanbul’s most famous attraction and one of the world’s architectural wonders. 

Sultanahmet Park 10.30 - 11.00
A beautiful park with an amazing view of Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque.

Blue Mosque 11.00 - 11.45
An impressively unique mosque, take in this world-known landmark’s six minarets.

Take Tram Line T1 from Sultanahmet stop to Sirkeci stop

Eminönü Neighborhood 12.10 - 12.55
The oldest neighborhood of Istanbul and the center of the city.

[BREAK FOR LUNCH]

Süleymaniye Mosque 15.00 - 16.00
Second largest mosque in Istanbul and a masterpiece of star architect Sinan.

Beyazit Square 16.25 - 16.40
Grand open space and Istanbul’s principal meeting place.

Grand Bazaar 16.50 - 17.50
The world’s oldest covered market with a dazzling atmosphere.



 

DAY 2


Topkapi Palace
09.00 -11.30

A world heritage site that was once the center of the great Ottoman Empire.

Basilica Cistern 11.40 -12.40
The largest of several ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul.

[BREAK FOR LUNCH]

Take Tram Line T1 to Kabatas stop, then the funicular from Kabatas to Taksim Square.

Taksim Square 15.00 -15.30
A major tourism and leisure district famed for its restaurants, shops and hotels.

Istiklal Avenue 15.30 -16.30
This exquisite pedestrian shopping street is one of the most famous avenues in Istanbul.

Galata Tower 16.45 -17.45
The best 360-degree view of the historical city.

Galata Bridge 18.00 -19.00
Experience Istanbul at its most magical and walk across the Galata Bridge at sunset.

 



 

DAY 3


Üsküdar Neighborhood
10:00-11:00
A charming (and predominantly residential) neighborhood in Istanbul’s Asian district, 
explore the streets and some mosques on your way through this quiet neighborhood.

Take the ferry from Üsküdar to Kabatas, and then walk to Dolmabahçe Palace.

Dolmabahçe Palace 11:30-14:00
One of the world’s most opulent palaces (and the largest in Turkey), this palace
was the royal residence of the last six sultans of the Ottoman Empire. Be sure to see
the world’s largest crystal chandelier,  a gift from Queen Victoria of England. 

[BREAK FOR LUNCH]

Take bus nr. 22 from Kabatas stop to Kabatas Lisesi stop

Ortaköy Neighborhood 16:00-17:30
Formerly a romantic fishing village, today it is an affluent waterfront neighborhood
located in the middle of Bosphorus’ European bank. If you have the time,
go on a boat tour and explore the area from a different point of view.

 



 

DAY 4


Archaeology Museum
09.00 -11.30

Exhibiting artifacts from early Istanbul civilizations, as well as an extensive Greek and Roman collection.
The Alexander Sarcophagus and the Sarcophagus of the Crying Women are a must-see! 

Take Tram Line T1 from Gülhane stop to Eminönü stop

Spice Bazaar 11.45 -12.35
Explore the aromatic maze that makes up Istanbul’s Spice Bazaar, where stalls offer
a range of local delicacies, from spices and nuts to caviar and dried fruits.

New Mosque 12.45 -13.15
A traditional-style imperial mosque, this landmark dominates the Old City skyline.

[BREAK FOR LUNCH]

Rüstem Pasha Mosque 15.00 -15.30
Witness an enchanting mosque with its richly coloured İznik tiles, inside and out.

Süleymaniye Hamam 16.00 -17.30
Take a moment to relax at one of the oldest hamams in Istanbul.

 



 

DAY 5


Miniatürk
10:00-12:00
Ideal for kids and adults alike, this exploration of Turkey’s most impressive
landmarks evokes the complete experience – on a miniature scale. 

Take bus nr. 47, 47E or 47C from Miniatürk stop to Eminönü.

[BREAK FOR LUNCH]

Take bus nr. 32 from Eminönü stop to Edirnekapi stop 

Church of St. Saviour Chora 15:30-16:30
Built in the 11th century and decorated in the 14th, the Church of St. Savior in Chora exhibits
one of the best-preserved collections of Byzantine mosaics and frescoes in the world.

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Disclaimer: This guide has been adapted from promptguides.com, please use on a suggestion basis.
Location images are for illustrative purposes only.

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